Balanced consenting framework needed for renewables - Meridian

Balanced consenting framework needed for renewables - Meridian
Gavin Evans
By Gavin Evans Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand requires a “significant uplift” in renewable generation investment if the country is to get anywhere close to its 2050 net-zero carbon target, Meridian Energy says. The company, which hopes to make an investment decision by year-end on a 140 MW wind project it plans north-west of Napier, says there needs to be a more balanced approach to consenting if older gas and coal-fired capacity is to be replaced with renewables. The country’s existing hydro-generation also has to be protected i...

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